Hey members!

Thanks to everyone who braved the weather a few weekends ago to come to our membership drive BBQ! It was great to kick off the riding season with you all. Your membership fees and generous donations will be used to fuel some of the club’s projects over the next year.

You’ll find our April newsletter below. There’s lots happening, so grab a coffee and prepare to fill your calendar!

Happy reading & see you on the trails!

Announcing our 2022 early bird prizes!

The 2022 riding season is getting into high gear! To celebrate, we are excited to offer the prizes below from some of our amazing sponsors:

All you have to do for a chance to win is to renew your membership before May 1st (April 30th is the last day to be entered). New members are also eligible, so tell your friends to join the club!


Salty Dog update

SCC Bike Swap
The SCC’s bike swap is happening at the Salty Dog Street Festival on May 14th! Drop off your bike for sale between 9 and 11, check out other bikes for sale from 11 to 2 and pick up your money (or unsold bike) at 2:30. 10% of your sale goes to the SCC if you are a member, or 15% for non-members. Wanna volunteer at the bike swap? We’re looking for a few people to help us with answering questions about stuff for sale, setup & take down, managing cash and working the popcorn machine and BBQ. Email us at [email protected] if you can help us out!

Salty Pup and U15 entries available
There are still a few spots available for the U15 and Salty Pup races!
U15: riders must be 14 & under for the 2022 calendar year. Racers will complete as many 3.5km (ish) loops as possible in 3.5 hours as part of a two-person team. Register for the U15 race*
Salty Pup (12” & 16” event & 16” & 20” event): During the main Enduro event, Lil riders do as many laps of the flattish 500m course as they want (parent & voly supported). Register for the Salty Pup race*
*Please ignore the 2020 dates on Zone 4, they can’t be updated. Both events are taking place on May 15th 2022.

Call for volunteers
The Salty Dog Enduro is looking for volunteers for race day. Take part in this fun community event AND get a swag bag and lunch! If you’re interested, please contact the race organizers at [email protected].

Group rides start next week!!!

We’re happy to announce that group rides are officially back!

Ladies’ rides: Meet at Skookum at 6:00 pm on Monday, April 25th for our first ladies’ ride of the year. These rides will happen every Monday for the rest of the season.

Tuesday Youth Rides start on April 26th. For the first ride, please meet at South Canoe at 5:15 pm with your signed waiver in hand. Except for the first week, which starts a bit earlier, youth rides will take place every Tuesday at 5:30 pm at South Canoe.


Active transportation survey

The Shuswap Cycling Club was recently at the Downtown Farmers Market helping spread the word for the upcoming Active Transportation Master Plan. Is there a path, trail or sidewalk in town that needs improvement? Have your say on Connect Salmon Arm, the City’s newly launched active transportation planning project. The Community Survey and Interactive Map are live until April 25th. Visit www.connectsalmonarm.ca to learn more about the project and participate in the survey.


Thank you to our 2022 sponsors!

The SCC is lucky to receive the support of many great local organizations. We want to take a moment to thank Skookum Cycle & SkiSave-On Foods Salmon ArmAnytime FitnessCanoe Forest ProductsMill Tech IndustriesSweet Skills and Whizbang Boxing for their donations and contributions to the Shuswap biking community. We couldn’t do it without you!

If your organization would like to support local bike-related events and get exposure on our website and social media accounts, please email us at [email protected].

Shuswap Trail Alliance voly day

After a 2-year hiatus, the South Canoe spring volunteer day is back on April 30th! Come out and help get the trails in shape for summer. Please fill out the waiver and sign up using the form below. Everyone in your group will need to sign the waiver.


Chainsaw safety course

Would you like to help keep trails clear but aren’t confident operating a chainsaw? Recreation Sites and Trails BC and the Shuswap Trail Alliance are hosting a chainsaw safety course on May 7th and 8th 2022. This free course will be held at Larch Hills Nordic and has a limit of 12 people. You will need a chainsaw with a working brake, safety pants (chaps), a hardhat with eye and ear protection, gloves, and glasses.


Update on trail conditions

Trails are gradually drying up and opening for biking! As you’re out exploring, please remember to post trail reports on Trailforks to keep fellow users in the loop.

South Canoe: Most trails are ready to go, except for those at the very top.

Rubberhead: Lower trails are dry, but trails above upper Double D need more time. Canoe Forest Products is wrapping up harvesting activities. Some trails are still a bit messy, but they are being cleaned up. Ride carefully and help out by clearing debris on the trails and submitting reports to Trailforks, or let us know if you would like to be part of the Monday Rubberhead Voly crew.